connecting the VCR to a TV is not a big deal. There are two methods by which you can connect the VCR to our TV.
1. You can use a RF cord.
2. You can use a RCA cord.
I would suggest you use the RCA cord because the RCA connection has a better sound and display quality than the RF. So I would direct you on how to use the RCA connection method.
Here is a picture of what the RCA cord looks like for quick identification;
As you can see from the above picture that there are three cords. The Yellow cord is for display (video), while the with and red is for sound (audio Left & Right).
Turn of the VCR and the TV.
Look at the back of the VCR, connect the yellow to 'video out' and the white and red to 'audio out'. Note that the VCR might have only one audio out, that doesn't matter, just connect any of the red and white.
Now connect the other end of the cord to the back of the TV this way; Yellow will go to 'Video in' while the red & white will go to 'Audio in'.
Turn on the TV and VCR.
Select the TV to Source/AV and the display of the VCR should appear on the TV. Or better still, you can insert a cassette into the VCR, press play before selecting Source/AV on the TV.
By now the connection should be Okay.
If you any more questions or clarifications, please let me know as I would be glad to respond.....